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Minnesota airport therapy cat helps ease passengers’ stress

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (WXOW/CNN) – With the holiday travel season ramping up, flying can be especially stressful.

A 13-pound cat named Stitches is helping put some travelers at ease at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

The 11-year-old Tabico-a mixture of tabby and calico-is a new therapy cat at the airport.

Her handler carts her around in a stroller that has a sign that says, “Pet Me”.

Stitches joins 96 therapy dogs at the airport that go around and soothe the nerves of frazzled travelers.

In the U.S., there are at least 70 airports that have therapy animal programs.



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